List of Internship Opportunities that can be used towards NREM Internship Experience requirement (NREM 492):
USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii
Application due July 31, 2021
“Science Matters: Water-Science Communication for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands”
Summary--Put your media skills to use to improve understanding of water issues. Build a media campaign by writing content, researching material, mining data, and designing infographics. Our media campaign includes web pages, information sheets, and possible opportunities with social media and story maps.
Description--Create compelling written content for the products in our media campaign to highlight the water science of the USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center. Our science portfolio includes groundwater availability, quantity and variability of streamflow, water quality related to land use, and hydrologic monitoring. The geographic coverage of this portfolio is Hawaii, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. Water is a critical issue for this region, and your contributions will help to communicate important scientific findings to the general public, improve our engagement with communities, and improve understanding of this important resource. If you think science matters, please consider becoming part of our science delivery team.
Required Skills--Analytical writing • Data visualization • Design thinking • Social media management • Infographic design
Additional Info--Excellent written skills in English is required. Earth science major is preferred. Working knowledge of Word, Excel are required. Working knowledge of a graphics and photo editing software of the intern’s choice is required. Intern provides own computer and all software, and internet connection. The position is 100% remote. Video conferencing will be used to communicate with the USGS team.
Number of Interns--2
What is VSFS
The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is a nine-month remote internship for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. Virtual work is real work and real experience! Learn more about VSFS at https://vsfs.state.gov/about. To view the project “Science Matters: Water-Science Communication for Hawaii and the Pacific Islands,” search all projects using "USGS Hawaii" or filter using agency=Geological Survey.
How Does the Program Work
Every year, employees from across the federal government register as “mentors” on the vsfs.state.gov site. Mentors submit projects in late spring. Students #ApplyinJuly. Students choose three of the hundreds of projects and introduce themselves - virtually - to those mentors by writing a personal statement. August is matching month, when mentors get to see all the students who have picked their project. Through interviews and emails, mentors make their selections and work begins in September. Students work approximately ten hours a week, remotely, for the academic year. VSFS is cost-free and interns are unpaid.
Who Can Apply
VSFS internships are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in “student status.” A student is eligible to participate in the program if they are a U.S. citizen, high school graduate who is enrolled at least half time at a university or college (half-time is as defined by that institution).
How to Apply
Students #ApplyinJuly. The VSFS program is open for application only once a year – the entire month of July. The VSFS vacancy announcement is open July 1 - July 31 on the USAJOBS.gov website. During that time, students may find the listing by searching for “VSFS” or “Virtual Student Federal Service” on USAJOBS.